Edward Burtynsky’s Photos of Industrial Landscapes

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Edward Burtynsky is a Canadian photographer and artist who has achieved international recognition for his large-format photographs of industrial landscapes. Burtynsky's most famous photographs are sweeping views of landscapes altered by industry: mine tailings, quarries, scrap piles. The grand, awe-inspiring beauty of his images is often in tension with the compromised environments they depict. He has made several excursions to China to photograph that country's industrial emergence, and construction of one of the world's largest engineering projects, the Three Gorges Dam. His work is housed in more than fifteen major museums including the Guggenheim Museum, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.

Also see Industrial Scars: Landscapes Destructed by Industrialization

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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California

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Houston, Texas, USA

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SOCAR Oil Fields Baku, Azerbaijan

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Oil fields, Belridge, California

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Scrap Auto Engines, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Densified Oil Filters, Hamilton, Ontario

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Oxford Tire Pile, Westley, California, USA

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Oxford Tire Pile, Westley, California, USA

Silver Lake Operations #1

Silver Lake Operations, Lake Lefroy, Western Australia

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C.N. Track, Skihist Provincial Park, British Columbia

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Dryland Farming, Monegros County, Aragon, Spain

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Active Section, E.L. Smith Quarry, Barre, Vermont

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Active Section, E.L. Smith Quarry, Barre, Vermont

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